Trump Is Failing Hungry Americans
May 14, 2020
Nearly ⅕ of young children are not getting enough food to eat, and more than 36 million American workers are out of work, making it harder to put food on the table. Despite this, Trump has refused to take simple steps to feed the hardest-hit Americans, and, even during the pandemic, continues his push to restrict access to food assistance.
The Trump administration has refused to take some of the simplest steps to feed the hardest-hit Americans.
New York Times: “As hunger spreads across a locked-down nation, the Trump administration has balked at the simplest ways to feed the hardest hit, through expanding school meals programs and food-stamp benefits and waiving certain work requirements as unemployment reaches record levels.”
Trump is actually trying to make it harder for Americans to get the food they need by continuing to push to restrict access to food assistance.
TIME: “Amid a global pandemic that has rattled the United States economy and led to record-breaking job losses, the Trump Administration is continuing to push to restrict access to the nation’s largest food assistance program.”
Trump awarded multimillion-dollar food delivery contracts to companies with little experience working with food banks or farmers.
Politico: “The Agriculture Department has awarded multimillion-dollar contracts to companies that appear to have little experience working with food banks or farmers, spurning several big produce companies with extensive expertise in food distribution.”